Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Clienti Que Up for the 488 Spider
The que for a Y 2017 488 Spider is long to put it mildly, and the demand will far exceed the supply of this latest SE car from the Maranello outfit.
A Corsa Red 2017 488 Spider with only 77 actual miles will be offered for sale at the 2nd Annual Northeast Auction at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, on 21-24 June
The 488 Spider is powered by a twin-turbo, 3.9-liter mid-mounted V8 that produces 661 hp at 8,000 rpm.
Ferrari claims Zero turbo lag, and performance specs are exactly what we expect from a car badged Ferrari.
According to Maranello, the 488 Spider charges from 0-100 km/h in 3 secs flat, and 0-200 km/h (124 mph) in 8.7 secs. Top speed is rated at 203 mph (325 km/h). The engine is backed up by a 7-speed F1 dual clutch transmission.
In the suspension department, the 488 Spider benefits from decades of Ferrari F1 development. The SE Supercar is fitted with an “evolved” version of Ferrari’s slip angle control system (Side Slip Control 2—SSC2), + the SCM3 magnetic suspension damping and an AFS suspension lifting system.
Ferrari says these enhancements make the 488 Spider’s response times 9% more rapid than the prior Spider.
And, inside 20-in forged rims on this car we find carbon ceramic brakes, so stopping the Stallion will never be an issue.
Of course, a major part of the 488 Spider’s appeal is the open-air component; in fact, Ferrari engineers designed the car around the power retractable hardtop.
The rigid top is a crucial aspect of the car’s comfort level and performance abilities. As Ferrari describes the car, it is “the most powerful and innovative Ferrari Spider ever built, a car that marries the extraordinary prowess of the 488 GTB coupé’s mid-rear V8 with the joy of tackling even the most challenging roads surrounded by nature’s heady aromas and colors and accompanied by an inimitable Ferrari engine soundtrack.”
That soundtrack is indeed distinctive, and you can even play the audio of the exhaust note on Ferrari’s website.
The coachwork’s aero numbers set a new record for a production Spider. At the nose is a central Aero Pillar and F1-inspired double spoiler, and that’s just the beginning of the wind-taming tricks. The vortex generators that are incorporated into the underbody help keep the car stuck to the road. The rear diffuser incorporates variable flap geometry guided by a CPU. On the sides of the car are base bleed air intakes that feed the engine, but also pass air to exits in the tail area to reduce drag.
“The blown spoiler is a new Ferrari-patented solution,” Ferrari explains. “Air enters an intake at the base of the rear screen and exits via the bumper. This geometry enables the surface taking the aerodynamic load to have a more pronounced concave curvature which, in turn, increases the upward deflection of the flow, thus boosting downforce.”
A huge round tach dominates the instrument cluster, as is proper, but the steering wheel serves as a nerve center for spirited driving.
The steering wheel-mounted Manettino dial allows for rapid adjustment of electronic drivetrain and suspension settings.
Apple CarPlay has been integrated into the electronics package, and a Sport infotainment system feeds data to the instrument cluster in the driver’s line of sight.
The driver of this particular 488 Spider will stay snug in the optional Daytona-style leather seats with fixed headrests.
Carbon-fiber accents are seen throughout this car.
The Spider offered for sale at B-J’s Mohegan Sun auction has been fitted with more than $90,000 in optional equipment.
As Ferrari celebrates its 70th anni of sports car manufacturing this year, there may be no better way to participate in the 70th anni events than behind the wheel of a 488 Spider.
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